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Plaza Las Fuentes was conceived in 1984 as a partnership with the City of Pasadena to be the catalyst project to improve the City's Civic Center. As an executive with Maguire Thomas Partners, Anderson worked to see that this elegant mixed-use project comprised of a hotel, office and retail space adjacent to the historic City Hall was completed in 1989.

Anchoring the project is an elegant courtyard and garden designed by Lawrence Halprin which includes multiple fountains and hand painted tiles, all in the historic style of the area. The original project's buildings were designed by Moore Rubel and Yudell, including a 350-room hotel (Westin Pasadena), an eight story 160,000 sq. ft office building, and retail / restaurant amenities.

The combination of outstanding building quality and amenities worked well to be the genesis of the improvement of Downtown Pasadena and earned Plaza Las Fuentes the Los Angeles Beautiful Landscape Architecture Award in 1993.